Black & White Sunday: Geometry
The odd geometry of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a subject of wonder for many of its numerous visitors.
The tower whose construction took 177 years (it was completed in 1350) started leaning northward from the very beginning due to the poor soil on which it was built.
In 1990’s the massive structure was sinking severely into the ground and had to be closed at one point. Before the end of the century British scientists came up with a solution for the tower’s threatening lean. They joined Italian engineers in their effort to reverse the tilt of the tower to the angle it was at 162 years ago and made it safe for visitors for another 500 years.
With its 14.500 tons of gleaming marble La Torre Pendente di Pisa is still one of the most exquisite landmarks of Italy.
I hope you will be able to find some examples of geometry. When you do, leave me your links.
The next post on this blog will appear the last week in July. I’m going off grid tomorrow. Keep well.
Check out the entries for this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:
Port of Otago
Milan’s Shopping Mall
Geometry in garden
A lamp post in Budapest
Ignored by people
Montecatini Terme, Toscany